Lots of veg being harvested this month. I've had some plants bolting but I think the main reason is I've planted them too close together and they become stressed. Seems I've enough lettuces to last the whole summer! However, I imagine they'll begin to bolt / flower if I don't use them soon. Lunch is generally tuna salad and dinner is chicken salad, with celery, radish, turnip, spring onion and whatever else I can harvest.
The celery grown last year and left over Winter is a good size to harvest. However I've noticed flowers coming so I think my time is limited to get it eaten. I had a look on the internet about freezing celery and it seems do-able so I will try this.
|Chive flowers are lovely added to salads.|
|I keep replanting radish as per the seeds coming up below. Radish looks great in salads or sliced on top of pasta dishes.|
|Above: Flowers begin to show on my Radish Hilds blauer Herbst und Winter, a German type of radish I'm trying out this year. So I pulled two of them - pictured below with Turnip 'Purple Top Milan'. The turnip are tennis ball size.|
|I had said goodbye to rhubarb a couple of weeks ago but the plant produced more stalks and I decided another harvest was in order - more crumble and ice cream for me!|
|Lettuces everywhere ready to eat! A learning point - sow every few weeks rather than all at one time. Above is Lettuce ‘Verpia’ I bought by mail order. They're a lovely elephant sized lettuce leaf!|
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